Do The Work

‘Most people nod their head that they want to be better but don’t want to do the work.’ - Dr. Michael Gervais on the Rich Roll podcast. ⁣ ⁣ The first part of that statement is easy. It’s easy to find a part of our life that can be improved or that we want to improve. The second part is tough. Putting in the time and effort to actually improving. ⁣ ⁣ These two need to work hand in hand. We reflect this with rules 3 & 4 in our gym: ⁣ - We are eager to be better ⁣ - We are willing to work hard ⁣ ⁣ We’ve spoken before about the little dopamine rush we get when we tell someone about what we intend to do. It feels good to let people know our aspirations. But that really means nothing. It has no substance. What means something is the little things you do, day to day, that help you move towards improving. Little chunks of ‘work’ ⁣ ⁣ It may be hard*. It may be uncomfortable*. It may be repetitive*. It may even be boring*. ⁣ But without constant attention and ‘work’ there is no improvement. ⁣ ⁣ *it will 100% be all those things*⁣ ⁣ How many times have you heard (or said):⁣ ‘I’ve gotta get back in the gym’⁣ ‘I’ve gotta get my eating on track’ ⁣ ‘I’ve gotta get into a routine’ ⁣ Are they empty claims? Or are they backed with some sort of action? ⁣ ⁣ If you’ve identified your eating patterns as an area that needs to be improved, are you:⁣ ⁣ - eating enough vegetables?⁣ - drinking enough water? ⁣ - monitoring your calorie intake? ⁣ ⁣ If exercise is your focus, are you: ⁣ - moving every day?⁣ - monitoring your steps? ⁣ - ticking off sessions even when you don’t feel like it (when the alarm goes off)? ⁣ ⁣ Everyone’s ‘work’ is going to look different. Are you doing yours? #one22 #dothework